Grow Elementary Update
May 14, 2018
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Q&A for Kids: Who is one fictional (made-up) person that you wish was real and why?
Q&A for Parents: What is the best thing you have ever gained by being honest?
INNOCENT LITTLE LIARS
By Karen Wilson
Your cute innocent little children have deceived you. They are not who they appear to be! If you haven’t already caught them in a lie, chances are you will. And more than once—as toddlers, young children, and as teenagers.
At first you might suppress laughter as you watch them unknowingly betray themselves.
She’ll tell you she didn’t eat the chocolate cake that’s smeared all over her face.
He’ll try to persuade you he brushed his teeth, but not let you smell his breath.
She’ll say she found that trinket in the parking lot, even though you saw her eyeing it in the store.
Eventually petty lies turn into big whoppers, and one day you might be heart-broken to find out your teenager is living a double life.
Lying is a common childhood offense, much more so than you might guess. But it’s our job as parents to show our kids how to value honesty and grow in integrity—even when they make mistakes. To show them healthy relationships are built on trust . . .
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